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    Provisional Watercooling Loop

    So, with your advice, here it is. Anyone got any comments?

    Artist's Impression (of a three year old's drawing):



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    Just out of interest, how much did the WC system cost?
    and what pump and radiator is that?

    I was pondering on whether or not to get a WCing system, still not sure.

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    Not keen on the pink.
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    Awwww, that was my favourite bit! It will actually be UV blue, not that you'll really see that as there's not much chance of me taking a jigsaw to my lovely P180.
    Goose, I got my WCing kit second hand on another forum - polarflo TT CPU, chipset and GPU blocks, XSPC 120mm rad, 1/2in tubing and fittings, Laing 5 pump, and an XSPC passive cooling reservoir - all for £85 delivered. I'm not gonna use the res as it's too big to fit inside and doean't go with the case outside. I'm toying at the moment with the idea of spending £50 on aquabay stuff just for pure PIMP factor...

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    Looks fine, however, you'll be lucky to get those bends from gpu to nb and nb to cpu with 1/2" tube. I'm using 7/16", which is bendier, in a deeper case, and it still kinks slightly. I think youve also possibly been slightly optimistic with the clearance at the top of the pump.

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    You can do really tight bends, if you get some of the 3rd one down, in fact, you can almost bend it double and it doesnt kink.
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    Hard to tell whats going on there, is it

    pump->CPU->chipset->GPU->HD??->rad

    thats a fair bit of heat going into one loop. Personally I would only run a CPU/GPU loop as that's going to give you the best noise/oc improvement in my experience (but of course it depends on lots of factors). Also I don't see any filling T, so maybe that pink blob top right is a res?

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    Yeah the pink blob in top right is a bay res.
    loop is pump - CPU - chipset - GPU - rad - res ie. no HD included.
    I was originally gonna leave off the chipset cooling as the mobo has heatpipe cooling which works very well, and I don't OC yet.
    Clunk - thanks for the link - interesting stuff, have you used it? got a pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Not keen on the pink.
    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    You can do really tight bends
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    I just bought a short piece of it, but didnt need it in the end, its handy to have in though.

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    Nice Dangel, real nice.

    I've been looking about, and pretty much all reservoirs seem to come with 1/4in fittings as standard. Everthing I have is 1/2in.
    I want an XSPC bay res now, http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...cat=548&page=1
    what do I do about plumbing it in?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    you can almost bend it double and it doesnt kink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Million View Post
    Nice Dangel, real nice.

    I've been looking about, and pretty much all reservoirs seem to come with 1/4in fittings as standard. Everthing I have is 1/2in.
    I want an XSPC bay res now, http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...cat=548&page=1
    what do I do about plumbing it in?!
    Why thank you Well, you could just buy the right fittings for it - that's what I did for most of my stuff as i'm based on 10mm OD.

    e.g. Danger Den G 1/4" High Flow Thread Barb - 1/2" ID

    or http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...cat=563&page=1
    Last edited by dangel; 20-06-2007 at 04:47 PM.
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    I dont know about anyone else, but if found Bay res's are an absolute nightmare nightmare to fill properly.

    I ended up filling my system out the case, and then put it in after.

    Lee

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    I've just got one of those big tube res' outside the case - dead easy to fill and people go 'oooooooh' when they see water bubbling around
    Mind you, i've also got my radiator, pump, fans, controller etc outside the PC case - it's all in another case mounted alongside it - the whole thing then being on a customer made wheeled plinth.

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    Danger Den G 1/4" High Flow Thread Barb - 1/2" ID

    is that 1/4in thread with 1/2in diameter fitting? so it fits in the 1/4in bay res screw holes, and the 1/2in tubing fits on the in/outputs?
    Sorry for the silly questions, never done this before.
    Oh, and dangel, I can understand the hollywood factor of putting it all on show, but the P180 is minimalist and kinda austere, so I don't think it'd work. Plus I don't wanna be cutting holes in soundproofed pannels. I actually have one of those bog showy XSPC finned Alu reservoirs, as it was part of the set, but i'm gonna sell it.
    Re-Invented, I was expecting to fit it empty, then pull the res out the front 5.1/2 bay a few inches to access the fill port. Am I wrong?
    Last edited by Million; 20-06-2007 at 06:17 PM.

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